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Voter Voices

Voter Voices is a web series from WPBT2 South Florida PBS taking a look at the state of voting in 2016. This series tells the stories of seven individuals, each with unique backgrounds and barriers, who are all hoping to vote in the upcoming 2016 election. Meet these different voters and learn about their journey to the polls.

Carmen
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Carmen

Meet Carmen, a blind voter who's never been able to vote by herself, until this election.

Isaiah
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Isaiah

Meet Isaiah, who's hoping to vote this November, despite being homeless.

Herb
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Herb

Meet Herb, a senior citizen who feels privileged to have the right to vote.

Mallary
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Mallary

Meet Mallary and learn what the voting process is like with an intellectual disability.

Isarelys
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Isarelys

Meet Isarelys, a naturalized citizen who is excited to embrace her new country's freedoms.

Jason
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Jason

Meet Jason, a first time voter who is determined to vote on November 8th.

Steven
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Steven

Meet Steven, a convicted felon who lost his right to vote in Florida.

Postcards From The Great Divide

Blue Wind on a Red Prairie
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Blue Wind on a Red Prairie

Energetic environmental activist tries to remake the Democratic party in deep-red Nebraska.

Gibraltar May Tumble
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Gibraltar May Tumble

Are the partisans of small town Kentucky the last of a dying breed of rural Democrats?

Swinging Las Vegas
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Swinging Las Vegas

How does the GOP attract Latino voters to key Congressional races in the year of Trump?

Series_title_HIGHRES.jpg Postcards From The Great Divide is a series of short documentaries produced by leading American independent filmmakers, released as a digital partnership between PBS' Election 2016 initiative and The Washington Post. For more information visit the official website.

Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post wrote a blog post tied to each of the episodes on his The Fix blog:

Purple Reign
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Purple Reign

Republicans in reliably blue Washington State have a plan to win both legislative houses.

Million-Dollar School Board
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Million-Dollar School Board

A local school board election is a battleground for outside groups with lots of cash

Post-Obama Drama
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Post-Obama Drama

A film exploring the hesitation, perseverance, and enthusiasm of black voters in Florida.

The Big Sort
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The Big Sort

A look at how people of similar political beliefs living near one another affect elections

The Giant Still Sleeps
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The Giant Still Sleeps

A Mexican-American seeks to motivate voters in a Latino district outside Houston.

Whatever Happened to Wisconsin Nice?
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Whatever Happened to Wisconsin Nice?

Two ex-legislators examine the ideological splits causing political strife in Wisconsin.

How The Deck Is Stacked

deck_logo.pngHow the Deck Is Stacked” is a collaborative and multiplatform series, jointly funded by PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Helmed by Kai Ryssdal, we investigate the new American economy, the forces that are shaping it, and the lives of the people living in it as we head into the 2016 elections and beyond.

Eight years ago, the country was in financial free fall. Now, with the 2016 presidential election looming, America’s economic landscape is much different: unemployment is below five percent; job growth is rising; and corporate profits and housing prices are booming.

But not far below the surface is a much less glowing economic reality: an America where wages are stagnant, and more work is temporary and part-time. If you’ve been unemployed for a long time, you’re likely to stay that way — and the gap between the rich and everyone else is wider than ever.

FRONTLINEAPM’s Marketplace and PBS NewsHour are joining forces to investigate why.

1 - Introducing How The Deck Is Stacked

Introducing How the Deck Is Stacked
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Introducing How the Deck Is Stacked

These stories will explore different facets of the individual economic unease that persists across the country, despite booming big-picture indicators.

Introducing: How the Deck Is Stacked
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Introducing: How the Deck Is Stacked

Here's a sneak peek at our new collaboration, "How the Deck is Stacked."

What job growth? Voters still pessimistic about the economy
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What job growth? Voters still pessimistic about the economy

Though the nation’s unemployment rate is at its post-recession lowest.

2 - Why The Middle Class Matters

Why the Middle Class Matters
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Why the Middle Class Matters

Are you in the middle class? The numbers might say otherwise.

Middle class shrinks as income inequality grows, study finds
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Middle class shrinks as income inequality grows, study finds

There’s less middle in the middle class as income inequality grows, Pew analysis finds.

In today’s economy, even two-income families struggle
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In today’s economy, even two-income families struggle

Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal reports on the struggles facing millions of American families.

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What it feels like to be a middle class family today

The middle class is the most talked about group in the 2016 presidential election. But who are they?

MARKETPLACE

Does the middle class life cost more than it used to?

It's called the "middle-class squeeze" — that feeling that it's harder and harder for a middle-class family to make it in today's economy.

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Why the middle class has less money and bigger bills

About two thirds of America's gross domestic product is generated by consumption. That means our economy runs on people buying stuff. And who buys the most stuff? The middle class.

3 - The Recovery's Racial Divide

The Recovery’s Racial Divide
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The Recovery’s Racial Divide

The American economy is recovering, but not everyone has felt it equally.

The Edelmans: 50 years of fighting for equality
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The Edelmans: 50 years of fighting for equality

For two people, Senator Robert Kennedy's 1967 tour of the Mississippi Delta wasn't just a historical moment, it was a serendipitous one.

Poverty-stricken past and present in the Mississippi Delta
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Poverty-stricken past and present in the Mississippi Delta

Kai Ryssdal takes a look at the storied and complex history of the Mississippi Delta.

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Far from convention lights, life in Cleveland, Mississippi

Instead of going to the RNC, to listen to the speeches, observe the pageantry and watch the electoral process at work, we decided to do something a little different.

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The other Cleveland: Crossing the divide

The old railroad tracks that divide the east side and west side of Cleveland, Mississippi meet downtown on Sharp Street in an area called Cotton Row.

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Overcoming racial and economic struggle in Philadelphia, ...

Philadelphia is a small town made up of approximately 7,000 people in Neshoba County, Mississippi.

4 - The Cost Of College Debt

The Cost Of College Debt
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The Cost Of College Debt

With Americans holding $1.3 trillion in student debt, college affordability has become one of the top issues of the 2016 election.

When going to college becomes a financial risk
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When going to college becomes a financial risk

Forty-two million people in the United States have student loan debt, a total of about $1.3 trillion worth of outstanding debt.

Rochester looks to rebuild from the rubble
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Rochester looks to rebuild from the rubble

Can manufacturing save America?

PBS NewsHour

As the economy improves, these voters don’t trust the data

A new survey finds that many Americans are experiencing high levels of economic anxiety.

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When student loan borrowers complain, it’s most often abo...

About 41 million Americans carry more than $1.3 trillion in outstanding student debt.

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Why student debt is ‘a crisis’ for some borrowers

More than 40 million Americans carry debt from student loans.

Licensed photos from Getty Images and The Associated Press. Courtesy images via Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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